Getting rid of staining lap marks

Q: I have just finished staining my pine floor. I used a wood conditioner and then used an oil based stain. I did this in two parts, and now I have lap marks.

How do I get rid of these?

A: You could try rubbing the lap with a cloth dampened with mineral spirits. Or perhaps a mild abrasive pad with MS. It is possible that the lap won’t be that significant once a coat of finish is applied.